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CDTi to Supply Advanced Materials Technology to India's Fast-Growing Automotive Market

- Establishes strategic partnership with Süd-Chemie India to commercialize BMARS™, MPC® and SPGM™ technologies -
- Supply Agreement concluded -
- CDTI expands to new geographic region in Asia -  
- Advancing powder-to-coat delivery model in catalyst coating operations -

OXNARD, Calif., Sept. 27, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Clean Diesel Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq:CDTI) ("CDTi" or "the Company"), a leader in advanced emission catalyst technology, and Süd-Chemie India Pvt. Ltd. (SCIL) have signed a strategic cooperation agreement for CDTi's Advanced Material Technology to be sold by SCIL in its market. Founded in 1969, SCIL is a leading supplier of Diesel Oxidation Catalysts (DOCs) and Three-Way Catalysts (TWCs) for major OEMs in India and abroad, supplying over a million catalytic converters annually. SCIL is a joint venture company with Clariant International of Switzerland, one of the world's leading specialty chemical companies.

SCIL's initial focus will be on certain Original Equipment (OE) platforms using CDTi's Mixed Phase Catalyst (MPC®), Base Metal Activated Rhodium Support (BMARS™) and Synergized PGM (SPGM™) DOC in catalysts for gasoline-engine passenger cars, light- and heavy-duty diesel vehicles and 2- and 3-wheel applications and off road engine systems. Spinel™ technology will be exploited in key TWC applications for longer term targets. The agreement grants exclusivity subject to performance.  The launch of the Powder-to-Coat (P2C™) phase of the relationship is expected by the end of this year. A Supply Agreement has also been concluded to cover the commercial terms of supply of CDTi powder technologies.

"CDTi continues to focus on accelerating the execution of our advanced materials strategy in fast-growing markets, and our strategic partnership agreement and Supply Agreement with SCIL achieves a new milestone in India," stated Matthew Beale, CDTi's CEO. "To leverage our breakthrough advanced materials technology, we have selected the most well-positioned partners in our chosen markets. As a pioneer in the field of catalysis, SCIL has advanced production facilities and is equipped to cater to the needs of both Indian and international catalyst markets. SCIL has carried out initial validation of our technology and we are now firmly in the commercialization stage. With established coating capabilities and an extensive list of flagship customers, SCIL is the right partner with which to expand our market in this new geographic region."

"SCIL is dedicated to contributing to the reduction of emissions from engine exhaust," stated Mr. Touquire A Siddiquie, Assistant Vice President - Environmental Catalysts, SCIL. "We chose CDTi's advanced materials technology based on our belief that it will significantly reduce the use of platinum group metals (PGMs) and enable improved functionality for more stringent emission standards of the future. By capitalizing on the associated cost reductions and using state of the art powder technology, SCIL believes we can create competitive advantages for our current as well as new business. Using CDTi's P2C delivery model, SCIL can easily scale production to meet demand."

About CDTi
CDTi develops advanced materials technology for the emissions control market. CDTi's proprietary technologies provide high-value sustainable solutions to reduce hazardous emissions, increase energy efficiency and lower the carbon intensity of on- and off-road combustion engine systems. With a continuing focus on innovation-driven commercialization and global expansion, CDTi's breakthrough Powder-to-Coat (P2C™) technology exploits the Company's high-performance, advanced low-platinum group metal (PGM) emission reduction catalysts. Key technology platforms include Mixed Phase Catalyst (MPC®), Base Metal Activated Rhodium Support (BMARS™), Synergized PGM (SPGM™), Zero PGM (ZPGM™) and Spinel™. For more information, please visit www.cdti.com.

About Süd-Chemie India Pvt. Ltd.
Sud-Chemie India Pvt. Ltd.'s mission is to produce catalysts that provide innovative solutions to customers, are environmentally sustainable and result in resource conservation, provide solutions for new developments and technological upgrades, and add value to customers through improved efficiency and quality of end products. For more information, visit http://www.sud-chemie-india.com/.

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Becky Herrick or Cathy Mattison
LHA (IR Agency)
+1 415 433 3777
bherrick@lhai.com / cmattison@lhai.com 

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